213 Quick Chutney Recipes, Quick Indian Chutney Recipes
Accompaniments like chutneys have the capacity to enhance even a simple dish into a wonderful meal. Imagine chomping into a Batata Vada or a Samosa dipped into Green Chutney! Breakfast recipes like Rava Idli or Mysore Masala Dosa accompanied by South Indian Chutney is a perfect start to the day. The famous vada pav, samosa pav and bhajji pav are surely incomplete without smothering them with some spicy sukhi lehsun chutney.
All over India, a wide range of chutneys are prepared, to accompany snacks and main course dishes, as well as to be used in the preparation of other dishes. There are dry as well as wet chutneys, and some chutneys can even be prepared in bulk and stored. Gujaratis and Maharashtrians observe fasts on auspicious Hindu festivals like Navratri, Ganesh Chaturthi and consume fasting food made with specific ingredients like potato, sago, peanuts etc. Peanut Curd Chutney is a spicy, crunchy and tangy accompaniment that goes well with deep-fried snacks.
Chutney Podi is one such dry powder, which can be mixed with ghee or til oil and enjoyed with idlis or dosas. South Indian cooking offers a wide range of chutneys that just require a handful of easily available ingredients like coconut, tamarind, tomato, onions and tempering made of aromatic ingredients like curry leaves, urad dal, chana dal, whole red chillies. Whip up lip-smacking side dish like the Mysore Chutney, Red Garlic Chutney, Tomato Coconut Chutney, Spicy Onion Chutney which are popular chutney recipes for dosa. South-Indian food, be it from restaurant or roadside stalls is incomplete without Coconut chutney, Onion Tomato Chutney and Sambhar as accompaniments to the food.
The ingredients used to make chutney is not limited to just vegetables, you can even make Fruit Chutney, that is chunky and acts more like a dip. Pineapple and Raisin Chutney made with tangy pineapple and sweet raisin is more like a spread and can be eaten along with bread and Chapatis to snacks. Also, you can use raw mangoes to make tongue-tickling Raw Mango and Onion Chutney or Kacchi Keri Ni Chutney in summer.
If you are looking for a sweet and spicy accompaniment to crunchy bhajias and pakoda, farsaans like dhokla , kachori then this Instant Khatti Meethi Chutney and Garlic Chutney is what you must try making! Chutneys like Khajur Imli Chutney and Chilli Garlic Chutney (red chutney) are used in the preparation of chaats like Bhel Puri, Sev Puri and the Mumbai roadside famous Pav bhaji. It can be deep-frozen and stored for several months. This section introduces you to a range of Quick Chutneys whose recipes duration is not more than 20 minutes, which can be made easily and quickly. They can be the ‘magic spell’ that transforms your meal into an extraordinary one. Also, dishes like dal pakwan, kebabs or cutlets taste amazing with tangy Mint Chutney made by combining fresh coriander and mint leaves.
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